Thermal Performance of an Air-Cooled Data Center With Raised-Floor and Non-Raised-Floor Configurations

@inproceedings{Srinarayana2014ThermalPO,
  title={Thermal Performance of an Air-Cooled Data Center With Raised-Floor and Non-Raised-Floor Configurations},
  author={Nagarathinam Srinarayana and Babak Fakhim and Masud Behnia and Steve W. Armfield},
  year={2014}
}
In this paper, the thermal performances of an air-cooled data center with raised-floor and non-raised-floor configurations are compared with respect to the room and ceiling return strategies. The thermal performance of the data center is evaluated in terms of supply heat index, rack cooling index, total irreversible loss, and the number of racks with at least one server exceeding the maximum recommended and allowable inlet air temperature according to American Society of Heating, Refrigeration… CONTINUE READING